Nov 14, 2012 1:00am PST
at the center for advanced studdies and from boston lt. colonel david hunt. tell me about general allen. >> general allen is a good man. he is an active duet four star marine general who took over in afghanistan for then general david petraeus who goes to the cia. general allen is now on hold but he was being nominated to command europe and be the nato commander. >> bill: i'm not exactly sure what he is alleged to have done. do you know what they are saying? what's the buzz as they say in military circles? >> he is being -- alleged to have had flirtatious emails with this kelley who you talked about being the whistleblower. >> whistleblower, right. >> there is a few hundred to a few thousand depending who is counting of emails between ms. kelley and general allen. the problem for general allen is there a specific charge in the uniformed code of military justice, military law article 134 that applies to him as it might to general petraeus if he had an affair while he was in uniform. >> bill: he says he did not, correct? >> general allen is saying there was nothing going on between them.
Nov 27, 2012 5:00pm PST
must be very, very special. here it is. ♪ ♪ ♪ . >> bill: joining us now from boston to explain the madness, psychiatrist dr. keith ablow. all right. so the guy, remember the pony? he's just doing the pony. >> the pony. >> bill: the pony. that's what he's doing. he's jumping up and down and 800 million views of this? what's going on? >> well, look, there will be those who dismiss this as having no meaning, just a good beat. and a lot of fun. i won't be one of those dissing it because when you approach a billion views on youtube, and surpass justin bieber, perhaps you're tapping into something. i think what this fellow is tapping into is in fact this sipsy, is tapping into the fact that people don't want meaning right now. music, the most popular music apparently is that without intelligible words to some extent, it's simply conveys it to a distant place, beat wise, doesn't try to convince you of anything. that doesn't try to raise your emotions. it just is sort of like a drug and that seems to be what most people seem to want right now. not reality, not feeling north texas meani